Friday, July 05, 2013


the suburbs















(photos by Ella Tebbutt)
topshop belt (older than old)
bourjois 1 seconde nail polish in turquoise block*

Today I had a shoot with the amazingly talented Ella who I asked to come over to mine to shoot me and do some outdoorsy style shots for the blog. I think the words "I feel like a fashion blogger for the first time since I started blogging" came out of my mouth at many points. I've always taken my own photos for my blog, even from the early days using self timer on my step dad's crappy point and shoot. I thought I'd try something a little different in a aim to move the blog forward a little. But yeah, theres me. Outside, doing stuff. Posing. What'cha think? I think I got a little image heavy with this post, but there were so many photos I wanted to use!

I dropped Motel a quick email last week after I saw this dress on the website and knew it had to be mine. I dont really like floral, its not something I'd tend to pick either. But the uber cute smock-y tea dress thing is one of my current favourite things, especially toughened up with a pair of chunky boots in the form of my Topshop Arabel Boots. Chunky, masculine, cut out perfection. I also got a pair of tickets today to Wireless Festival today (check it here) and I cant wait to see JT and Jay Z! I think I'll probably wear something like this there because it's cool, edgy and pretty easy. Especially with this heatwave that is going to hit London over the next few weeks! It's gonna be a hot'un!

98 comments:

  1. Really love this dress! Great photos too - you look really famous haha!

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  2. Lovely look! And wonderful pictures I must say. Keep up the good work! ^^

    Maria xx
    http://thesuckerforfashion.blogspot.com

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  3. I need to track this dress down...it's very me!really cool photos too!:)

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  4. I love this dress, been lusting after it for forever, as well as the skirt in the same print! I switched to outdoor pictures a while back, has helped my blog heaps, obviously you don't need that as your pictures are always fab but these are a lovely change!
    xo

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  5. That dress is beautiful! I'm obsessed with daisies so I think a purchase is in order soon! :)

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  6. j'aime bien la tenue! tes bijoux et tes vernis sont magnifiques et trop bien accordés, j'adore! ♥ http://wildlysweet.blogspot.fr ♥

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  7. i love everything about this look! the shoes, the dress, the sunglasses and the hat- just fabulous!

    Check out my latest OOTD :-)

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  8. Love this dress & the photos look amazing! x

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  9. how tall are you? that dress is amazing and i'm only 5ft so i don't want it to be too long!

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  10. Love love love everything about this post! X

    Thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Loooove everything about this post! You really can't beat the beauty of natural lighting and being outside, makes everything look brighter. Love the dress.

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  12. Really sweet outfit Lily! I've always loved how you take your own outfit photos, but this was a great alternative. So nice to do on a sunny day!

    Marijke xxx

    viva-coco.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Love the sunnies! Your outdoor shots look great too :) x

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  14. Love the sunnies! Your outdoor shots look great too :) x

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  15. Love, love, love this look Lily! The outside photos are really nice too - make the most of the sun whilst it's out I say!

    Laura - Beauty Lover's Notes x

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  16. Love the dress, the exact same one that Perrie form Little Mix wore a few days ago!
    The new pictures look so great! x

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  17. Love this outfit!! I think it was meant to be photographed outside!! I like the outdoorsy feel!! I hope you will be able to take more pictures outside in the future!! It gives a little change!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  18. very nice look, love your rings and nails ! xx
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M97vR2V4vTs

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  19. In looove with this outfit!! You look gorgeous xx

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  20. Love that dress! Motel have some gorgeous items at the moment!
    The outfit is fab!

    www.stylemeperfection.com

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  21. Love love love your sunglasses! Such a nice look :)

    Niamh x
    http://niamhetc.blogspot.ie

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  22. I'm so in love with the cut out boots!xxx

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  23. Lovely summer dress- great for this weather :)

    http://thetattycloset.blogspot.co.uk/

    X

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  24. Gorgeous!

    I'm loving the posey pictures!

    Honeyashleigh.com

    Xx

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  25. Love your outfit!
    The dress and belt look great together.

    darlingsophie.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Ahh I love this outfit :) !! Feels like these pics could be in a fashion
    magazine - beaut as always!

    xxx

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  27. I literally gasped when I saw this. So edgy, but still quite feminine and OH those. Nail.s. !!

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  28. LOVE THIS - oh so jealous of the boots, I'm keeping an eye out already for my AW13 pair!

    xx

    fromtopshoptotemperley.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Love the photos, they look amazing! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  30. I'm wearing the same dress right this second! Got it a few days ago, it's so perfect! Your outdoor photos look great, you should definitely make a habit of it :)

    Jo x
    www.woobered.com

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  31. OUTDOOR PHOTOS. This is the most shocking thing I've seen on LLYMLRS since we discovered you had feet!

    Lol, love it! x

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  32. Agreed with Aisling entirely haha! Love the new touch though!

    Also, I'm sure I have that dress in exactly the same pattern, cut and EVERYTHING, (but red) from Primark!

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  33. I love the pictures, you look gorgeous. I hope you get to do more of these sort of shots, they're lovely to look at x

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  34. Amazing pictures! I love your boots so very much.. I'm going to check if they have them in Topshop where I live as I think I'm obsessed!
    xo
    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  35. Another amazing outfit Lily! You look amazing! :)

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  36. love the dress
    nice pictures
    http://exitwonds.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. Love the outside pictures. keep them up if you can :) x

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  38. Love everything about this outfit! Need those shoes!x

    - Jayne

    Electra Violet

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  39. The sunglasses make your outfit so special!!
    Beautiful as always!
    Love from Germany, Lali

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  40. You so gorgeous my girl! I love the shoes xo

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  41. You look amazing Lily! That dress is gorgeous, and those sunglasses are awesome! I love your rings too, they're lovely! xxx


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  42. This dress looks so gorgeous, I love it!
    Your nail colour is really pretty! :)

    xx

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  43. This dress is so pretty :) And I love the cut out boots! x

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  44. Love these pictures so much, deffo do this kind of thing again, they turned out so well! The dress is just too cute, looks amazing with your sunnies!

    xx

    PS - I'm running a Firmoo glasses giveaway here, please have a lookie! :)

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  45. gorgeous pictures :-) really want this dress now!!
    http://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. Absolutely adore this look, you look great and the dress is stunning! xx

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  47. The pictures look great! I dont usually like florals either but I really like this dress!


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  48. I'm in love with this dress! x

    http://theressomethingaboutalice.blogspot.co.uk

    CHECK OUT MY GIVEAWAY!

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  49. Literally in love with your dress and photos - such beautiful shots!
    Saadiya x

    www.thatgirlsaadiya.blogspot.com

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  50. I adore how the pictures turned out and that dress is amazing!

    xx

    http://impressthepress.blogspot.com

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  51. Love that dress and shoes!
    Perfect combination!

    Greetings from Slovakia
    www.bymonnyka.blogspot.com

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  52. Really love this outfit!

    http://missrosieapple.blogspot.co.uk/

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  53. love this dress!

    http://therawrdrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  54. Love this look! The dress is gorgeous.

    fashion--geek
    xo

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  55. I love the dress! The whole look is lovely!

    http://lauralizziefashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  56. Hello ,

    I'm also taking the freedom of leaving you this comment because I'm currently working on a fashion-related dissertation for my MSc. I'm doing a survey about the perception of young women towards today's fashion luxury brands, and if you, or any of your lovely reader, could take 5 mins and complete it, that would help me a lot :)
    Here is the link of my survey: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/s/2SQNKSV
    Thank you very much!

    Lou ♥
    Ps:love that wonderful daisy dress!

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  57. This outfit is so perfect, I love everything about it! xx

    http://chloesstrangeworld.blogspot.co.uk/

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  58. Gah, I have this dress in red but now I want it in black too. You look gorgeous as ever!

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  59. love this outfit, you look gorge hunny
    xx

    blueviolethearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. I love the dress and the nail colour! Great outfit! :)
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

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  61. Loving this girly look Lily. Pictures are amazing!

    tie-dye-eyes

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  62. Those sunglasses look amazing Lily!

    http://buildingacastle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  63. That's such a beautiful dress. Love your nailpolish!

    Lubna | ELLE VOX | GIVEAWAY

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  64. LOVE these shots and the dress! I've been tossing up whether to get it for a while and now you've sold me! ps. you are looking so lovely and tanned in this post x

    frockled.blogspot.com

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  65. lovely dress i love motel rocks clothing, love the way you have styled it to:) xx

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  66. these pictures are stunning,you look beautiful Lily!xx


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  67. I love this dress, I think I might get the red version x

    Amy / srslylou.com

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  68. I love the dress, the pics and your sunglasses ♥ A LOT!

    xxx Jo Betty

    http://jobettyb.blogspot.de/

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  69. A very nice post !

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

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  70. This outfit pairing is so nice! :) I love the photo's too xxx

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  71. I really love the photos, I wish I had someone who could do this for me haha! Back to posing behind my bedroom door for me. You look gorgeous I'm the same for pairing girly dresses with boots to toughen a look up xx

    www.charissarae.com

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    1. i feel you! i've been doing the ol' bedroom door thing for so long I dont know anything different! so nice to have someone come take them for me!

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  72. Nice outfit! I really love every piece of it! Nice photo's too :)

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  73. Gorgeous dress, love the colour of your nails Xx

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  74. these photos are gorgeous! and the outfit in general is so nice!

    lucygum.blogpot.com

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  75. Really cool shots, and I love your outfit :)

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  76. love love love this dress :)

    studentbeautylife.blogspot.com

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  77. Stop me if I have the wrong end of the stick, but when you say you 'dropped Motel a quick email last week after I saw this dress on the website and knew it had to be mine' are you inferring that you asked for the dress for free in exchange for showcasing it on your blog? I can see that you received it as a PR sample so I assume that is the case.

    Rhianna

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  78. Stunning dress and I really love the photos as well.
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  79. could you not have bought the dress yourself? you have marked it as a pr sample so i assume you just asked for it for free so you would show it on your blog. honestly it comes across as so tacky and the way you have worded it just rubbed me up the wrong way.

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  80. The pictures look great!! :) xx

    http://mypetitecloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  81. Hi there!

    I chance upon your blog when I was finding reviews for the dress! But it was unfortunate that I couldn't find any. But may I know if the dress is true to size? And, is it a little airy around the stomach area?

    You look gorgeous in the photos.

    Lastly, greetings from Singapore. ;)

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